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Quantum Products
The Best ABB Drive Prices Just Got Even Better
Don’t miss a further 10% off the UK’s best ABB drive prices in May, plus free Quantum gift box!


If you buy variable speed drives, be it the market leading ABB type or any other manufacturer, then you simply must look at the prices Quantum Controls are offering you for ABB’s newest drive.
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Industrial Floor Coatings from RESPOL
Industrial floor paints are a necessity in workshops, showrooms, and walkways, They are also essential in a laboratory, an aircraft hangar or a warehouse. The range of demands for heavy-duty resins depends on the use to which the environment is dedicated. Some require a more decorative appearance with custom coloured finishes, while other surfaces need to be resistant to chemicals or heat resistant.
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Motioncompass provides engineering expertise 24 hours a day.
Portescap is pleased to announce a new motor selector tool, MotionCompass™ – a web-based application that facilitates choosing a motor based on your application needs. MotionCompass will provide you with recommendations for our brushless DC and brush DC coreless products that best fit your needs, including all relevant data and performance curves. We invite you to register and set up an account with MotionCompass.
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Digital manufacturing and traceability: enhance efficiency and profitability
Alastair Morris, Sales Director at Pryor, explains how digital manufacturing and traceability combine to enhance efficiency and profitability.


The digital revolution is happening all around us. Nowhere is this truer than in manufacturing, where businesses are taking advantage of recent technology development to drive innovation. It looks like this is just the start of things, as industry analysts forecast a 7.6 percent growth in digital manufacturing between 2016 and 2020.
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Nikuni VDF Hydrocyclone Separators
A&M is the exclusively authorised EU distributor of Nikuni VDF robust stainless steel hydrocyclones, which provide the proven element-free method of removing metallic contamination in the machining, cutting and forming coolants used in machine tools. Nikuni VDF hydrocyclones are available in a range of sizes from 20 lpm to 300 lpm.
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Facilities Show
How to Cut Maintenance Costs with Affordable Maintenance Software KPIs.
Free up time, meet compliance, reduce costs and minimise downtime. Pirana CMMS is the complete CMMS solution, at a realistic price, available on-premise or Cloud. Now Pirana offers a NEW and improved Key Performance Indicators Module. Pirana KPIs is the perfect …
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Velden Engineering is a British family owned precision engineering company, established in 1973, with a proud reputation for delivering quality machined components to an array of blue chip customers across many industry sectors. Committed to using Industry 4.0 practices throughout their smart factory, they also set themselves apart from their competition by offering a single source production facility and offer tailored solutions to simplify the procurement process.
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Using Non-Sparking tools? Here’s some sound advice from Bahco
The latest range of Bahco Non-Sparking (NS) tools has been designed for use in potentially explosive environments, where ‘traditional’ steel tools might create sparks in the presence of combustible or easily ignitable vapours, liquids and dust.


Bahco hand tools and specialist equipment have been synonymous with safety for almost 130 years; the global brand’s design and manufacturing teams are passionate about user safety.
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HBM – a market leader in the field of test and measurement – is pleased to announce the dates for its latest series of free webinars, which take place in April 2017. Designed to teach delegates how to significantly accelerate the process of generating an efficiency map for an electrical machine, with the help of HBM’s revolutionary eDrive solution, “Accelerated efficiency mapping of electric machines with 3 or more phases” takes place on April 25th.
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LOBO Systems launches construction plant work platform
Construction plant is used in landscaping, agriculture, construction, waste management, forestry and mining applications. Deploying a wheel loader, back hoe, loading shovel or excavator makes your material handling and loading jobs safer, faster, more precise and more profitable.
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Novotechnik sensors with IO-Link communications are Industry 4.0 ready
Through its exclusive UK distribution partnership with measurement technology leaders Novotechnik, Variohm EuroSensor supplies and supports linear and rotary sensors that feature the standardised communications protocol IO-Link.
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Watkins Hire rolls out new WASPS service to cover mandatory steam boiler inspections and emergencies
A leading UK packaging manufacturer is among the first companies to sign up for the pioneering Watkins Annual Steam Protection Service (WASPS), which guarantees business continuity during mandatory steam boiler inspections.
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New River
Plastics play an increasingly important role in product design and IR welding is a popular method of joining these components. For one manufacturer of instrument panels and cockpit systems, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, IR welding has proved a sound investment and it is complemented by FLIR thermal imaging to monitor the efficiency of the process. This technology is responsible for ensuring consistent welding quality, high product throughput and reduced wastage.
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Pickering test
Debut of New 2-Slot USB/LXI Modular Chassis
A small, lightweight form factor perfect for constructing small-scale applications


Pickering Interfaces, a leading provider of modular signal switching and simulation for electronic test and verification, will debut their new 2-Slot USB/LXI Modular Chassis at IEEE AUTOTESTCON 2016 in Anaheim, CA, September 12-15, 2016.
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New River
PowerBreaker – Relaunched, Refreshed, Revitalised!
GreenBrook has relaunched its market leading brand of Powerbreaker RCDs by increasing the range to offer the most comprehensive selection of RCD safety products on the market. Vibrant new packaging and an informative new brochure detailing the range of 10mA, 30mA, Active & Passive products entitled “A Guide to Electrical Safety” is available now, along with a new website solely dedicated to this impressive range.
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